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Chucho Valdés @ Chicago Symphony – La Creación w Yoruban band & MONK’estra

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

CHUCHO VALDÉS LA CREACIÓN – MUSIC DIRECTORS HILARIO DURÁN & JOHN BEASLEY

La Creación is an extraordinary career-spanning masterwork rendered with the vibrant sonic palette he forged in the epochal Cuban jazz fusion band Irakere.

In celebration of his 80th birthday in 2021, Cuban piano legend Chucho Valdés went back to the beginning, the very beginning. La Creación, his new three-movement suite for big band, Afro-Cuban percussion and vocals, recounts the story of creation according to La Regla de Ocha, the Afro-Cuban religion also known as Santería.

Encompassing sacred Yoruba chants, the blues, post-bop harmonies and what Valdés describes as “an atmosphere in the style of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew,” it’s an extraordinary career-spanning masterwork rendered with the vibrant sonic palette he forged in the epochal Cuban jazz fusion band Irakere.

Review: Chucho Valdes Creation’ at the Palau de la Música, Barcelona
Portentous, spiritual, at times thick and finally irresistible put the Palau on its feet with an irresistible encore by Irakere, the question remained as to whether ‘Creation’ is, indeed, his greatest work. The most ambitious, for sure
. – Canadian News

MONK’estra with Yoruban Horns
Trumpets:         James Ford, Brian Swartz, Etienne Charles, Brian Lynch
Trombones:      Francisco Torres, Wendell Kelly, Ryan Dragon, Juliane Gralle
Woodwinds:     Bob Sheppard, Tom Luer, Adam Schroeder, Marcus Strickland, Carlos Fernandez

CHUCHO VALDES – LA CREACIÓN Yoruban Band
Chucho Valdes
co-conductors/arrangers/keyboards – John Beasley & Hilario Duran Torres

Rhythm:
Dafnis Prieto | Jose Gola  | Roberto Vizcaino Torre – percussion

Bata & Vocal
Erick Barberia L De Guevara  | Yosvani Gonzalez Franco  | Felipe Saria Linares  | Yenisel Valdes Fuentes

US and European Tour
September
02          Detroit Jazz Festival – streaming live on YouTube and Quest TV
21           Hollywood Bowl with MONK’estra
22           Paramount Theatre Oakland with MONK’estra
23           Monterey Jazz Festival with MONK’estra

October
07+08  Rose Theatre, Lincoln Center, NY
14           Berklee Performance Arts, Boston
16           Kennedy Center, Washington DC
18           Chicago Symphony Center

 November
18           London: EFG London Jazz Festival – Spiritland Royal Festival Hall
24           Hamburg: Elb Philharmonie
25           Berlin: Hans de Culturen de Welt
26           Toulouse: La Halle aux Grain

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvc-T8adHMU

Details

Date:
October 18
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Website:
https://cso.org/performances/22-23/scp-jazz/chucho-valdes-the-creation/